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Australian opener Cameron Bancroft who is currently facing a ban following the ball tempering incident suffered a throat hit while batting today. He was immediately rushed to the hospital for further scans.
Bancroft who was representing Desert Blaze in the NT Strike League competition following his nine month ban from international cricket was struck on his throat while attempting to play a lap sweep shot.
The 25 year old who had scored an half century attempted to play the lap sweep against a full ball from seamer Kurt Johnston. The full delivery took the top edge of Bancroft’s bat and flew directly into the under-side of his jaw and windpipe, which caused him to go down in discomfort.
He then crawled back onto his feet to continue his innings but was dismissed 4 balls later by Joel Logan. Following his dismissal he was quickly rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital for a precautionary scan.
This injury scare rules him out of tomorrow’s marquee match-up with his former Test opening partner David Warner.